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Physician, Per Diem - Primary Care / Urgent Care, University Health Services (6005C) - 31352
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Nov. 28, 2022
Title Physician, Per Diem - Primary Care / Urgent Care, University Health Services (6005C) - 31352
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Family & Community Medicine
    Medicine - General

Physician, Per Diem - Primary Care / Urgent Care, University Health Services (6005C) - 31352

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

As a national collegiate leader, University Health Services (UHS) is a comprehensive campus-based health center providing fully accredited medical and mental health care, education, a major medical insurance plan, and innovative health promotion programs for students, faculty, and staff. UHS is deeply committed to ensuring affordable, well-integrated, multidisciplinary healthcare that effectively supports the university's diverse campus communities, through equitable access and culturally competent, high-quality programs and services.

The Clinical Services Program within UHS includes primary care, urgent care, occupational health and specialty clinics, clinical laboratory, pharmacy, physical therapy, and radiology. Learn more by visiting

Application Review Date

The minimum posting duration of this position is 14 calendar days.


  • Provides direct patient care in the Primary Care Clinic and/or Same Day Clinic.
    • Works as a member of the team with other clinic staff, including nurse practitioners, nurses and support staff, providing consultation as needed.
    • Examines and diagnoses patients, prescribes and administers medical treatments.
    • Integrates patient education into medical practice, including preventive and health maintenance, as appropriate.
    • Arranges follow-up including appropriate referral to specialists.
  • May provide direct patient care in the Urgent Care Clinic, including during extended hours of operation (after 5:00 PM on weekdays, and on weekends).
    • Triages promptly and takes appropriate steps toward initial stabilization of critically ill or injured patients; provides appropriate initial care for a wide range of medical and surgical problems.
      • Evaluates and initially treats musculoskeletal injuries, using x-ray and splinting appropriately.
      • Evaluates and initially treats urgent medical and gynecological problems.
      • Sutures uncomplicated lacerations & performs incision and drainage of superficial abscesses.
      • Evaluates and begins treatment of psychiatric emergencies.
      • Evaluates and treats work-related injuries, including taking an occupational history and making appropriate assessments of ability to return to work and medical restrictions on work activities.
      • Works efficiently to prioritize patients' problems, treating urgent problems first, and other problems as time permits; recommends appropriate follow-up, when indicated.
    • Works effectively as a member of the clinical team, and provides consultation to other team members, including nurse practitioners and nurses.

Required Qualifications

  • Requires knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of Physician duties at this level; proficient clinical skills.
  • Must be able to communicate well with both patients and clinical staff members with diverse experiences, backgrounds, and orientations.
  • Develops constructive and caring professional relationships, consistent with UHS statement of Patient's Rights and Responsibilities,
  • Requires expertise in the use of electronic/medical records systems, computer literacy.
  • Must be able to keep pace within the appointment system or pace appropriate to drop-in patient load; generally work within limits of available resources and within expected goals of productivity.
  • Must maintain professional standards for communications and documentation.
  • Medical record entries are organized into history, physical examination, assessment and plan.
  • Must stay abreast of new medical knowledge; maintain and increase expertise and skills as relevant to clinical practice in a college health setting.
    • Fulfill or exceed continuing medical education requirements to maintain California license.
    • Maintain certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (if working in Urgent Care)
    • Maintain board certification.
    • Participate in UHS educational conferences and other programs appropriate to UHS practice.
  • Must maintain standards of professional conduct as published by AMA/CMA.

Salary & Benefits

  • This is a per-diem, hourly-paid position.
  • Salary is commensurate with experience in the range of $110.00 - $120.00/hour.
  • Per diem positions are not eligible for the UC benefits plan.

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.

Diversity Statement

Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your professional experience.

Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that "every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring, and humane environment in which these values can thrive."

Other Information

  • Per Diem appointment type with variable hours.
  • This is a continuous recruitment with hiring completed throughout the year.
  • Your employment is dependent on obtaining and maintaining a credentialing clearance, background clearance, and medical clearance according to University Health Service policies.
  • This position is governed by the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between the University of California and the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD). More information is available at:

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Physical Exam

Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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